YMMV / Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

  • Award Snub: Was nominated for "Worst Game of the Decade", but lost to Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). While the latter game was definitely bad, it was nowhere near as broken as Big Rigs.
    • Possibly due to the debate about whether or not Big Rigs can actually be considered a "video game".
  • Bile Fascination: Arguably the only reason it sold as well as it did.
  • Ear Worm: The game comes with some surprisingly catchy music made by an unknown composer...although whether it plays when you run the game seems to depend on luck.
  • Good Bad Bugs: They're not bugs, they're features! For example, the rigs have no maximum speed when driving in reverse. Occasionally, the game will declare you WINNER! as soon as the race begins.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: As AVGN shows, when the game crashes, the error message says "CarZ.exe has stopped working". The War Znote  must have been hinted at for years!
  • I Liked It Better When It Sucked: The patches take away iconic aspects of the game while doing nothing to actually improve it. The AI cars now move, but don't cross the finish line, and "YOU'RE WINNER" is replaced with "YOU WIN!"
  • Memetic Badass: Everyone who plays the game. "YOU'RE WINNER !"
  • Memetic Loser: The opponent truck. You literally cannot lose to it. Ever. Even if you crash the game. Oh, you installed the patch to make it move? It will still stop short of the finish line. At least Glass Joe tries to win.
  • Memetic Mutation: "You're Winner !"
  • No Such Thing as Bad Publicity: Has the lowest ranking ever on both Metacritic and Game Rankings, yet still managed to sell nearly 20,000 copies. Undoubtedly, most of these sales were exactly because of the "worst game ever" reviews. To elaborate on the bad reviews, the only reason the game has a higher than 0% rating is that some sites' lowest rankings appear as non-zeros on Metacritic. The lowest possible score actually brought the average up. GameSpot was appalled that Big Rigs outsold most of the Acclaimed Flop games of their "Best Game No One Played" category.
  • So Bad, It's Good: So awful it's almost too funny to be in the horrible section. The game pioneered innovative gameplay features such as an opponent who never moved (if you get the patch he moves very slowly but never crosses the finish line), the ability to randomly go through scenery (or fall through the level), a track that crashed the game when loaded, the ability to accelerate backwards infinitely, climb the steepest mountains with almost no loss of speed and go outside the level's boundary. As a result, the game's ending sequence is easily the best part of the game. The GameFAQs board is a joke board devoted solely to BEING WINNER and declaring this game WINNERnote ! Even The Angry Video Game Nerd himself thinks that having a game that essentially has no rules like Big Rigs is ridiculously fun.
  • They Just Didn't Care: The most likely explanation for why the game is what it is.
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